The author offers some reflections on the place of religions in a global world. The first relates to the failure of the so-called secularization thesis, and the re-emergence of religion in the international arena. The second relates to certain imbalances in the ways in which commentators have dealt with this resurgence, especially when they link religions to conflict without recognizing the potentialities that religions offer for conflict resolution. The third point builds on the previous, recognizing the growing recognition that religion can represent a strategic resource for diplomacy, peace-building and development. The author recognizes the potential that the Sophia Global Studies center offers to the study of the complex role of religions in today’s world.
"Religions in the Global World: Prospects for Sophia Global Studies,"
Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 7
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